Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 189–192

Prevention of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B infection


DOI: 10.1007/s13312-013-0062-8

Cite this article as:
Geeta, M.G. & Riyaz, A. Indian Pediatr (2013) 50: 189. doi:10.1007/s13312-013-0062-8


The likelihood of developing chronic hepatitis B infection and its complications is most when infection is transmitted vertically. Awareness of the current recommendations for managing babies of mothers who are hepatitis B carriers is not universal, resulting in failure of follow up, despite the serious long term implications, including development of hepatic carcinoma. We review the current guidelines of managing babies born to mothers who are Hepatitis B carriers.

Key words

Hepatitis B Immunization Perinatal prevention Vertical transmission 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsInstitute of Maternal and Child Health, Medical CollegeCalicutIndia
  2. 2.Aswathy, Vishnunagar, ThondayadCalicutIndia

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